Paul Biya and his collaborators are sure they will be going down soon, but they want to go down with everybody. Ever since Prof. Kamto declared that he was the winner of the just held presidential poll, the Biya militia has unleashed the full spectrum of its anger on Southern Cameroonians who it blames for weakening the Biya government.
The killings have been going on in many parts of Southern Cameroons for a long time and the world has been looking the other way. But it is the incident in Babessi, Ndop, which has stolen the show. On Friday, October 11, 2018, some young men were killed and roasted by members of a Beti militia sent to the region by defense minister, Joseph Beti Assomo, with the approval of the country’s president, Paul Biya.
The genocide is real and this has caused many objective observers to hold that Africa’s greatest genocide will be in Cameroon. The Beti militia holds that with the world’s attention focused on the election results that have already created a controversy; it can now commit its crimes without anybody noticing. But the world has changed. The advent of satellites and android phones is creating a huge problem to the beleaguered government.
Satellites and android phones are helping the world to be aware of the inhuman violence that the Biya regime is unleashing on the same people the Francophone majority wants to live within a one and an indivisible Cameroon.
The Yaounde regime has finally opted to destroy everything before it goes down. Biya was a man that was welcome by all Cameroonian and the world he would the man who would take Cameroon to the Promised Land. But he has decided to bring death and destruction to the people to whom he should be showing some love and respect.
His brutality has made him the most hated person in world today. Throughout the world, Biya is being viewed as a monster and on Friday, October 11, 2018, a German politician, Dr. Christoph Hoffman, called for the European Union to help get the dictator out of power in order to bring peace to that part of the world.
Even Americans are also looking for a way to push the Yaounde butcher out of power. They have urged ELECAM to publish the election results, polling station by polling station, to avoid any controversy. They know Mr. Biya has lost the election and all that is going on behind the scenes is just to doctor documents to help the 86-year-old dictator stay in power.
But his efforts to stay in office are coming down like a pack of cards. Some of his old friends are already betraying him, including even those in jail like Marafa Hamidou Yaya who was once his territorial administration minister and a key player in most of the elections that kept Mr. Biya in power.
Thanks to him, the world now knows how Mr. Biya’s election engineering was conducted. The massive election fraud always took place by inventing many polling stations that the opposition was simply unaware of and that was what gave him massive victories after the disaster that almost took him down in 1992 when Mr. Fru Ndi, the SDF candidate, beat Mr. Biya by a wide margin.
The same strategy cannot work today. The cat is out of the bag and Mr. Biya and his collaborators are mad at many people, including Southern Cameroonians, who are being blamed for all the crimes and sins in the world.
The Beti militia is now wreaking havoc all over the country. It is killing and threatening people across the country. Southern Cameroonians are, of course, being blamed for Mr. Biya’s woes and Bamilekes for seeking to unseat the butcher of Yaounde.
The world has to step in. The EU, in particular, has to ensure that the ailing and dying dictator is taken down before he plunges the country into a civil war that might bring the entire sub-region down.
In Yaounde, the militia is working overtime to ensure that the angry population does not take to the streets on the day the victory will be handed over to Mr. Biya.
The regime has ratcheted up its threats and violent language and it is using all TV and radio stations that are friendly to it to achieve its sinister goal.
But will the world keep on talking while Mr. Biya and his militia are killing their fellow citizens? The world will be to blame for some of these crimes, for it has failed to save lives and to preserve the country’s peace and integrity.
By Acha David and Aboh Christopher in Bamenda